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Mark is an associate in Reed Smith’s New York office, and focuses his practice in cybersecurity, data privacy and intellectual property.


  • Fordham University School of Law, 2006, J.D.
  • Fordham University, 2006, MBA
  • City University of New York, 2002, B.S.

  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Training Advisory Board (2017-2018)
  • InfraGard, New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance, Board of Directors (2018)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - 2017

Awards & Recognition

  • Mark was selected to the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Rising Star list. The Rising Star list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Nathan Burkan Memorial Award, Fordham University School of Law (2006)


  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) accredited under DoD Directive 8570
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)